Unit 2 Lesson 9 Story Selection Dear Mr. Winston

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Unit 2: Lesson 9
“Dear Mr. Winston”
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Turn your Text Book to
page 226.
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What are some ways that you can
apologize for something other
than writing a letter?
Answer
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Answer:
 Send a card
 Buy a gift
 Send flowers
 Give a hug
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Why do you think Cara keeps
saying her parents blame her or
are making her apologize?
Answer
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Answer:
She doesn’t want to admit that
it was her fault; she’s not really
sorry.
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How does Cara try to convince
Mr. Winston that she had a good
reason for bringing the snake into
the library?
Answer
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Answer:
She says she was trying to find
out what kind of snake it was
by comparing the real snake
with snake pictures.
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5
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Why might there be a rule that
reference books cannot be
removed from the library,
“even for ten minutes”?
Answer
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Answer:
They have to be available
for anyone who needs
them.
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How does Cara’s tone in the
third paragraph differ from the
first paragraph?
Answer
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Answer:
In the first paragraph, she is still
shifting blame to Mr. Winston. In
the third paragraph, she is saying
something that sounds friendly or
helpful.
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Why do you think the author
chose to mention that the snake
is still loose at this point in the
letter, instead of at the
beginning?
Answer
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Answer:
To entertain the readers, to
keep things interesting, and to
move the plot forward.
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What evidence does Cara
provide that the snake was not
dangerous?
Answer
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Answer:
The book showed that it was
not a type of deadly snake.
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Who is Cara trying to persuade
and why? Is she convincing?
Answer
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Answer:
Her father, because she knows he will
read the letter and will decide her
punishment.
No, because she doesn’t accept any
blame for what happened.
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Why does Cara mention that
Jake Lambert sold her the
snake?
Answer
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Answer:
She hopes to shift some of the
blame somewhere else.
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Describe the sequence of
events from the time Cara
brings the box into the library
until Mr. Winston faints.
Answer
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Answer:
1. Cara brings a box into the library.
2. Mr. Winston insists on looking in the
box.
3. He picks up the box, opens it, screams,
and faints.
4. Then the snake slithers out.
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How is Cara’s tone on this page
different from her tone on pp.
228-229?
Answer
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Answer:
Earlier she said she was truly
sorry, but kept blaming Mr.
Winston for what happened.
Here she mentions things she
knows will upset Mr. Winston.
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From what Cara suggests
about efforts to find the snake,
what is true about snakes
most of the time?
Answer
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Answer:
They are difficult to find; they
can hide in unusual places.
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Sometimes authors will repeat words or
use repetitions, if they want the reader
to pay close attention to those words. Do
you believe Cara when she repeatedly
says, “ I am genuinely sorry”? Why or
why not?
Answer
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Answers:
No, her letter seems to be
insincere. She is still inquiring
about the snake and doesn’t
seem to care much about Mr.
Winston’s feelings.
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